Pension Research

The chance to sign onto a pension plan is a major factor in prospective employees deciding to take a job or not. New data shows that fully 78 per cent of North American “employees and retirees with pension plans said the availability of those benefits was a major factor in deciding whether to accept a job,”...

One of the advantages of receiving a retirement income from a defined benefit pension is the security of getting a stable deposit for life. Members of defined contribution plans have to figure out how to turn savings into income, without really knowing many of the fees involved. These fees, writes Gerry Wahl for...

Young workers just starting out with their careers should remember that decisions made now compound over time, including the accumulation of debt and retirement savings, writes Mary Beth Franklin for Investment News. “If you’re in your twenties or thirties, every financial action you take — from racking up debt to...

The UK’s pensions and financial inclusion minister, Guy Opperman, writes in Money Marketing about his government’s steps to protect retirement income, as detailed in its DB white paper. The document, Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, outlines “three ways in which we are going to improve the pensions industry:...

According to new census data, the gender pay gap in Canada means that women need to work an extra three-and-a-half months just to earn the same income as men earn in a year. The data is from the 2016 census and was compiled by the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA),...

A sizeable number of boomers have either reached or are approaching the retirement years “having failed both to plan adequately and save enough” new research shows, writes Rebecca Moore for Plan Advisor. The study was released by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), in conjunction with National Retirement Planning...

Automatic enrolment in UK workplace retirement schemes drove membership to 73 per cent in 2017, up from 67 per cent the year before according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Last year 89 per cent of “public sector employees participated in a workplace pension plan, compared” with 67 per cent of...